When I first start a video call, there is a video monitor window that comes up when I minimize the call. This window is always on top of other windows on my desktop so I can continue to view the call as I'm performing other tasks. I've figured out how to close this window but I dont' see any way to get it back once you closed it.
Any thoughts on how I can get this window back?
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Once you manually close that window the only way to get it back is to end and then re-start the call.
I have the same question, six months has passed since that and nobody from skype technical team give the answer. It's very troublesome if several time I have to hang up and then ask the collocutor to pick up the call again.
You don’t need to ever close the pop-out window. It will disappear whenever Skype is again in focus. However, if you want to be able to manually show and close this window, then you can do this:
Go to Tools -> Options -> Call settings -> Show advanced options. Uncheck the option: “Show call controls when Skype is in the background”. You will now be able to manually activate the pop-out window using the monitor icon on the call toolbar.
None of the solutions for getting back the video monitor window that I've seen here work, except for ending the call and re-starting it.
I'm using Skype version 188.8.131.52 on Windows Vista.
This is such a stupid bug that I can't believe the Skype developers haven't figured it out. Come on, people, get this fixed.
This has always been like this since Skype 5.7 version.
You can revert to a manual control of the pop-up window by changing the option in Tools -> Options -> Call settings -> Show advanced options.